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Address: 401 W. Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507
Phone Number: 859-233-4567
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Description: Meticulously restored 1886 opera house hosts Broadway Live and Variety...
Meticulously restored 1886 opera house hosts Broadway Live and Variety Live series, as well as concerts and local arts performances.
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Excellent theatre is a visual treat!

We attended an excellent performance of "42nd Street" and I was again reminded what a visual treat the Opera House is. Built in 1886, it was faithfully restored in 1975 and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Key West
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We attended an excellent performance of "42nd Street" and I was again reminded what a visual treat the Opera House is. Built in 1886, it was faithfully restored in 1975 and retains the same architectural details that prompted Enrico Caruso to call it the most acoustically perfect theatre in which he had ever sung. Al Jolson, Will Rogers, Lillian Russell,... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I am concluding the sixth and final Broadway Live production this Sunday at the Lexington Opera House. I recommend almost any live performance at the Opera House. The seating is classic opera house seating with two balcony levels and two upper boxes on each side. A full house is just under 900 seats. The sound system is excellent and whether... More 

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Cleves, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My wife and I went with other family members to see 98.1 The Bull's Country Acoustic Jam. Very nice venue and the staff there was superb. We will go there again for future concerts.

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Been to several shows at the Opera House, they have all been good. Great seating and sound quality for any event. The staff has always been super friendly and helpful. Downside is no parking, just park on the street and hike it. Not worth paying to park, they are all a good walk anyways.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Wonderful experience at the Lexington Opera House. Beautiful facility, Not too large so you have a good seat no matter where you sit. Old world charm and first class atmosphere.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Great location, Historic building with a modern feel. Ample parking, Professional staff, Right in the heart of downtown Lexington. Excellent seating throughout. The historic building has been very well preserved and is a wonderful place to take in a play, musical, concert.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We went today to see Shrek the Musical. Not a large lobby area so it became crowded before show time. Plenty of close parking. Seats are numbered weird so I was confused about our seating. It is a small venue but we had an excellent view of the stage.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Great place to see a play/musical...not a bad seat in the house and the staff was very professional.

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Nestled between the churches and businesses in the Old downtown of Lexington, the Opera House is a gem. They always have great performances and the ambiance and history of the building and surroundings really take you back. For a medium sized town they offer world class entertainment and a variety of different types of acts and shows. We have always... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

The opera house looked nice and appeared clean and cared for. However, it is pretty small and the top section is very high up. There is not much leg room at all, so it quickly got uncomfortable. We took advantage of the coat room, but that was not the best set up. After the show when we went to get... More 

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